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Name this Bird Spotted in Oak Forest

Have you seen this type of bird around Oak Forest before?

Oak Forest resident and Patch reader Jim Keane spotted this giant bird keeping a watchful eye on his 11-year-old Shih tzu earlier this week.

Any idea what type of bird it is, readers?

Did you know there were bald eagles recently spotted in Oak Forest?

Michael Horan December 14, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Could be a Cooper's Hawk, hard to tell for sure from this photo. I've seen many of them around Oak Forest, and they don't appear to fear humans.
Lauren Traut December 14, 2012 at 05:52 PM
You guys are awesome. :)
Tired of the B.S. December 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I'm not positive, but it looks like a Red-Tailed hawk. Check out this picture for comparison: http://www.oregonzoo.org/discover/animals/red-tailed-hawk
Ralph Chichester December 14, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I had a hawk in my back yard yesterday that killed a bird by the bird feeder tried to get a photo but it flew off before a could get a picture
J.R. December 14, 2012 at 07:24 PM
It is definitely a Cooper's or Sharp Shinned Hawk. The tail feathers are striped. Red Tails tail feathers are rust colored and longer.

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